Rowntree trusts

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The four Rowntree Trusts are funded from the legacies of the Quaker chocolate entrepreneurs and social reformers Joseph Rowntree and Benjamin Seebohm Rowntree. The trusts are based in the Rowntrees' home city of York, England. The trusts are:

  • the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, a Quaker philanthropic trust;
  • the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, which funds social policy research and development;
  • the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust, which forms part of the Foundation, and which owns and manages the model village of New Earswick, and a number of other housing schemes in the York area;
  • the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust (until 1990, named the Joseph Rowntree Social Service Trust), which is a political body and promotes democratic reform and social justice within the UK. Unlike the other three, it is not a charity, though it endowed the JRSST Charitable Trust.

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